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July 19, 2011
The Aerospace Industries Association strongly urges Congress to pass a FAA reauthorization extension to avoid serious disruptions to the agency.
“Congress needs to act quickly to extend FAA’s operations,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “If the House and Senate cannot work out their differences on a full reauthorization bill in the time remaining, another short-term extension should be passed.”
The current FAA authorization—the 20th extension passed since September 2007—is set to expire Friday, July 22. Failure to extend authorization would have dire operational and economic consequences. Among the immediate impacts to FAA are:
“Summer is the busiest travel time of the year,” Blakey said. “No one wants to see the FAA turned upside down, especially now.”